Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Raul Beneit
Missouri Valley College
Beneit posted a total of five points in two wins last week for Missouri Valley. A junior midfielder from Cadiz, Spain, he assisted on one goal in a 7-0 win over AIB, then scored twice in a 3-0 win over No. 2-ranked MNU.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Sarah Helm
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Helm helped the Pioneers snap a three-match losing streak with a 1-0 win over Missouri Valley. A senior GK from Springfield, Mo., she recorded three saves to record the first clean sheet since Sept. 6.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Player of the Week
Kendra Martin
Graceland University
Martin will represent the conference in contention for the NAIA Player of the Week award, which will be announced each Tuesday afternoon through the remainder of the regular season.
Player of the Week
Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week
Lindsey Mateer
Baker University
Mateer led the Wildcats to a 4th place finish at the Park University Fall Invitational at The National GC. A junior from Spring Hill, Kan., she finished in 6th place overall with a 36-hole total of 168.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Setter of the Week
Kelsi Martin
Graceland University
Martin had a stellar performance for Graceland in a five-set win over MNU to improve to 21-7 on the season. A senior from Lee's Summit, Mo., she tallied 37 assists, 17 digs and five kills.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Nicki Noreen
Central Methodist University
Noreen had a hand in two of three goals scored by the Eagles last week to improve to 9-3-4 on the season. A sophomore forward from Bartlett, Ill., she assisted on the equalizer in a 2-1 win over William Woods (Mo.), and scored the Eagles' goal in a 1-1 draw with Graceland.
Player of the Week
Football
Offensive Player of the Week
Javon Taylor
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Taylor was a two-way threat out of the backfield for MNU in its win over Baker on Saturday. A sophomore RB from Covina, Calif., he carried 14 times for 60 yards to go along with six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown.
Player of the Week
Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week
Katherine Dillard
Benedictine College
Dillard prepped for the upcoming conference championships with a top five finish at the NAIA Mid-States event. A sophomore from Wichita, Kan., she finished 5th overall with a time of 18:17 over the 5K course among a field of 210 runners.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Hitter of the Week
Kendra Martin
Graceland University
Martin helped Graceland hand MNU its first loss to a conference opponent since the 2011 season last week. A senior OH from Omaha, Neb., she tallied 19 kills and 19 digs while hitting .333 and posting a .950 service reception percentage.
Player of the Week
Football
Special Teams Player of the Week
Jarrell Davis
Missouri Valley College
Davis got the Vikings off to a quick start in Saturday's 41-10 win over Central Methodist. A senior WR from Merced, Calif., he delivered a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown to go along with eight receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Bernardo Ferriz Diaz
Missouri Valley College
Diaz helped the Vikings take control of the conference title race as Missouri Valley improved to 11-3-0 on the season. A senior defender from Cadiz, Spain, he recorded a hat trick in a 7-0 win over AIB (Iowa) and helped the Vikings post two shutouts.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Libero of the Week
Lindsay Hathcoat
Missouri Valley College
Hathcoat played a key role for the Vikings in a five-set win over Evangel last week. A junior from Benton, Ill., she collected 21 digs and tallied a .971 service reception percentage while also firing a service ace.
Player of the Week
Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week
Phillip Cheruiyot
Missouri Valley College
Cheruiyot wrapped up his preparation for the HAAC Championships with a solid outing at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Fall Classic. A sophomore from Nairobi, Kenya, he clocked a time of 26:15 over the 8K course to take 4th place among the collegiate runners.
Player of the Week
Football
Defensive Player of the Week
Markeith Cooper
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Cooper made a number of impact plays for the Pioneers in a 34-27 win over previously-unbeaten Baker. A sophomore DB from Miami, Fla., he recorded four tackles, including one for loss, one interception, one pass breakup, one forced fumble, and blocked a field goal that led to the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Raul BeneitSarah HelmKendra MartinLindsey MateerKelsi MartinNicki NoreenJavon TaylorKatherine DillardKendra MartinJarrell DavisBernardo Ferriz DiazLindsay HathcoatPhillip CheruiyotMarkeith Cooper
 

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